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Gabe and Karen, a happily married, middle-aged couple, live in Connecticut. They have been friends with Tom and Beth, another married couple, for many years. In fact, it was Gabe and Karen who introduced their friends in the first place. While having dinner at Gabe and Karen's home, Beth tearfully reveals that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful. Tom, who had been away on business, finds out that Beth has told their friends about the looming divorce, and hastens to Gabe and Karen's home. Tom and Beth had planned to tell their friends about their breakup together, but Tom now believes that Beth unfairly has presented herself as the wronged party, and feels he must present his own side of the story. The time flashes back 12 years to a vacation home on Martha's Vineyard, when Karen and Gabe introduce Beth to Tom. Over the course of the play, both couples are seen at different ages and stages of their lives. Tom and Beth's breakup affects Gabe and Karen, who first feel compelled to choose sides, and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage. They also begin to see the real meaning behind their friendships with Tom and Beth.

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One teenager's journey on the autism spectrum, whodiscovers the dead body of the neighbor's dog, Wellington.  Determined to find the killer, her investication may lead her to finding more that she bargained for. 

Chirstina is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  She has never ventured alone beyond the end of her road.  She detests b eing touched, and she distrusts strangers.  Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christina stand beside her neighbor's dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. F inding herself under suspicion, Christina is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and she carefully records each fact of the crime.  But her detective work, forbidden by her father, takes her on a thrilling Journey that upturns her world. 

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The year is 2025 – the United States is now governed by an Imperator, the wall has been built, and a Civil War has erupted. Colonel Adriana Pinel and Private Melissa O’Leary temporarily escape the battle and bond before the enemy discovers their hide out.


Written and directed by Natalia Lazarus who was born in Honduras and now runs the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica.


We were so proud to be part of such a timely piece and to have been selected for Short and Sweet Latino Week.
The play is ensconced in the political vernacular of the current American scene and has the unique feature of putting 2 women in the lead roles as soldiers fighting in the battlefield – which is something that normally doesn’t happen. Only men are thrown into the battlefield but in a Civil War everything is possible.
 

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Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.

The curtain rises. We are in Paris, 1941. The sound of marching boots and the reality of the German Occupation. an underground vault. Pablo Picasso is thrown in!Mademoiselle Fischer, a beautiful, “cultural attaché”, from Berlin has arrested Picasso. She needs him to authenticate three of his pieces, recently “confiscated”, by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, for inclusion in a “degenerate art show”. Picasso needs to save his œuvre. Mademoiselle Fischer needs a Picasso to save her life. A true face to face ensues, wherein, all is at stake.

- Harrison Held WestsideToday.com

Dean Ghaffari's one man show brings insight into the life of Sal Mineo, the great American, two time Oscar nominated actor, best remembered for his role as "Plato", in the classic, "Rebel Without a Cause". Though a gold record selling pop star and a prominent figure for gay rights in the 60's - his career was at a screeching halt. The show takes us to the cusp of his acting come back until it all comes to a tragic end.

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